Tressa Arbow presented her research, “Workforce Sustainability in the Washington Maritime Industry,” at the Washington Maritime Blue Strategy Rollout event on Tuesday, January 8. Washington Maritime Blue is a task force established by Governor Inslee in 2017 to develop a plan for increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of the Washington maritime industry, or Blue Economy. The roll out event was the formal delivery of the Strategic Plan, and included remarks from Advisory Council members and leaders of key demonstration projects. Tressa’s thesis focuses on the maritime workforce in Washington, with an emphasis on how diversity, inclusion, and equity can contribute to the sustainability of the industry. Her report is included as an appendix in the Washington Maritime Blue Strategy and can be found at